Darmstadt is science, living and culture
Discover Darmstadt with one of its numerous guided tours. The Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt Marketing GmbH together with Darmstadt Citymarketing e.V. is happy to provide you with all the important and interesting tourist information, with accomodation suggestions, and give you tips for gastronomy, shopping & sighseeing.
The compact pedestrian zone has all that you heart desires. Between the boutiques, department stores, bookshops & jewellry shops you will be allured by the ice-cream parlours, cafes and restaurants. This way an extensive shopping day will become an experience for all your senses. Above all, on a sunny day the street cafes are buzzing with life and not only then does the city centre become alive.
Living animals from all over the world can be seen at the Vivarium. During the summer, you will not only be attracted by two inner city swimming lakes. Since the spring of 2008 the “bathing temple”, Jugendstilbad has, after extensive renovation work, opened it gates to the public. It delights the vistor not only with swimming pools, it also has a wellness and spa area, all of this is set in an historic and elegantly colourful atmosphere. A boot ride over the Steinbrucher Lake at Oberwaldhaus can be combined with a long walk in the bordering woods.
Public ornate parks and the Botanical Gardens of the Technical University of Darmstadt, lure nature lovers in the summer as in the winter into the outdoors
On a hilltop, the landmark of Darmstadt rises up into the sky: der Hochzeitsturm
(The Wedding Tower). Once the Mathildenhöhe was the centre of Jugendstil (Art Nouveau), to which the museum Künstlerkolonie is dedicated. Today the Institut Mathildenhöhe impresses country wide and internationally with respected exhibitions. In addition, the Hessische Landesmuseum (Hessian county museum), the Staatstheater Darmstadt (City Theater), the Kunsthalle (art halls) and numerous galleries and the Centralstation again and again have new and interesting exhibitions on offer.
Also worth a visit are the new landmarks of Darmstadt, the house of science & congresses,
the darmstadtium and the Waldspirale by Friedensreich Hundertwasser.